During the election campaign season, Donald Trump gathered a team from a variety of backgrounds and different political factions, bringing together a team to push his anti-globalist message, his America First policy. That team included Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon and others. We are specifically referencing Kushner and Bannon because they represent the complete opposite sides of the political spectrum of people that helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election.
Steve Bannon: We are seeing a lot of “chatter” from the MSM, and since many Trump supporters do not trust the MSM nor their agenda, we will stick to Bannon’s own assertions when he states that reports saying he considered quitting his White House job are a “total lie.” Also when he was asked directly if there was any chance he would be leaving the Trump administration, his answer was “zero.”
He added that the media is ‘just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no f***ing idea of what’s going on,’ which is why they couldn’t better predict Trump’s coming. (Source)
So, we either believe Bannon’s direct statements or we believe the MSM that has been lying to the American people for decades. Considering the lack of confidence or trust the majority of Americans have in the MSM, I will go with Bannon.
Jared Kushner: Married to Ivanka Trump, Kushner, is a life-long Democrats. This is not a newsflash, it was well known throughout the campaign, yet Kushner, who ran the media outlet the Observer, showed unwavering support for Donald Trump during the campaign season. I highlight these two points to show that we acknowledge his role during the campaign and his help in getting Trump elected, despite losing many liberal friends and business associates because of his support of Trump, and we thank him for it.
Now it is time for Kushner to either go, or be given a very limited role in the Trump administration, one that does not affect policy, especially policy that does not fit in with the “America First” or anti-globalism campaign platform.
Many might think the recent strike on Syria is why ANP is dealing with this topic right now, but it isn’t. It is the following image of Kushner in Iraq on April 4, 2017:
We understand Trump’s thought process in sending Kushner to Iraq, his genteel manner credited with an ability to bridge gaps, with Trump stating to Kushner at a dinner on the eve of his inauguration, “If you can’t produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can,” but if Kushner is going into those talks with a liberal, globalist bent, then any “peace” brokered will be short-lived.
Ladies and gentlemen, if we wanted a liberal, pro-globalist Democratic representing the U.S. in war torn Iraq or the Middle East, Trump supporters would have voted for Hillary Clinton.
First let us deal with what this not about. This is not about the Internet meme calling Kushner the antichrist, we have seen too many people slap that label out there against people that are simply part of the opposing party. This is not about Kushner’s purchase of a building with 666 in it’s address. This is not even about Syria, although reports claim Kushner was in favor of it.
This is about Kushner’s globalist ties and position in the White House which goes against the platform that Trump ran on.
Before committing to his father-in-laws campaign, Kushner had donated over $100,000 to Democratic campaigns and committees over two decades.
Via the Washington Free Beacon, April 2016:
Kushner contributed $2,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 campaign for U.S. Senate in New York and later contributed $4,000 to the committee supporting then-Sen. Clinton in 2003. Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate, is likely to be Trump’s foe in the general election should he capture the Republican nomination.
Recipients of Kushner’s contributions also include Sens. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), both of whom were members of the so-called Gang of Eight pushing for congressional legislation on immigration reform in 2013. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), a prominent Trump supporter, was a leading critic of the immigration bill, which he argued paved the path for “amnesty.” Sessions has dredged up his opposition to the bill during the current presidential race to slam Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), a former GOP presidential candidate who was also a member of the Gang of Eight.
A Trump campaign spokesperson confirmed to Reuters that Kushner had a hand in Trump’s meeting with Sessions and other Republican lawmakers last month.
Kushner has also contributed to the campaigns of Democratic lawmakers who cheered Obama for granting temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in November 2014, an executive action that has been put on hold pending a ruling from the Supreme Court.
Granted, Trump also donated to Democrats as well as Republicans throughout his life, but his actions since becoming president, including but not limited to his executive orders regarding the travel ban (which is being blocked by liberal judges), his withdrawal from the TPP, his actions being taken on sanctuary cities and moves to cut funding from them, his enforcement of deporting illegal immigrant criminals, his slashing of Obama-era regulations, his nomination of Niel Gorsuch who has just been confirmed to the Supreme Court, and many other things, show that Trump has been keeping campaign promises, despite Kushner’s influence.
We highlight all of the above to show that while many Trump supporters were highly disappointed over his actions in Syria before an independent investigation could be conducted, we are reasonable enough and fair enough to acknowledge the fact that many of his campaign promises are being kept, or in the case of the travel ban, he is trying to keep those promises.
Who is largely behind that? Steve Bannon. One sentence in a recent NY Mag report, shows this clearly:
On a board in his West Wing office, Bannon keeps a list of promises Trump made to populist voters. Kushner, whose portfolio has ballooned in recent weeks, seems much less interested in keeping those promises.
Again, I will say, if we wanted a progressive liberal agenda, we would have supported either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton.
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
We have been watching the Twitter trending hashtag #FireKushner over the last couple of days, and the screen shot above is representative of Trump supporters’ feelings about Kushner, which puts Trump in a difficult position, between a rock and a hard place.
First he is Trump’s son-in-law, but more importantly Kushner did show unwavering support for Trump throughout the campaign season, even being called his “de-facto” campaign manager, but it wasn’t Kushner’s policies nor ideology that got Trump elected, it was the “America First” agenda, including jobs, infrastructure, his Supreme Court list, his anti-illegal immigration stance, and his anti-globalism speeches, that convinced voters to vote for him.
So, how do you look at a man that is married to your daughter, who has helped you become President of The United States, and say “Thanks for all the help, but there is the door?”
You don’t without appearing to be an ungrateful buffoon, but what Trump can, and should do, right now, is re-direct Kushner towards policies such as infrastructure, after all he is a real estate investor and developer. Housing, American jobs, all issues where Kushner could help Trump keep his promises to the American people, but not foreign policy and not immigration policy, where his globalists tendencies and advice, goes 100 percent against a platform that got Trump elected.
Utilize his skills to move the Trump campaign promises and agenda foward, while taking him out of any position where his globalist ideology conflicts with the agenda and promises made during the campaign.
In other word… when between a rock and a hard place, move the damn rock out of the way.
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